Not The Weather Report
"Hurricane Harvey, which inundated the Houston area with up to 60 inches of rain last August, was one of the most outlandish storms ever to hit the U.S... scientists [obtained] unusually specific data... Last week researchers published that data..."
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Climate change news for Friday 18th of May 2018
"A sharp... rise in emissions of a key ozone-destroying chemical has been detected... Unless the culprit is found and stopped, the recovery of the ozone layer... could be delayed by a decade. The source of the new emissions has been tracked to east Asia"
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"In the Trump era, it has mainly been blue states that have taken the lead on climate change policy... Now, at least one deep-red state could soon join them: Alaska, a major oil and gas producer, is crafting its own plan to address climate change"
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"Christiana Figueres, formerly head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat when the Paris accord was reached... in 2015, told Reuters by telephone “the Arctic has been rendered undrillable.” The past three years have been the hottest since records began..."
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"Stakeholders... are gathered in Switzerland this week to contribute to the work of the UNFCCC Task Force on Displacement and to assist in drafting recommendations to avert, minimize and address displacement in the context of climate change"
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